I have a mortise lock and recently the dead bolt part will slide out without
turning the cylinder lock. This will cause the bolt to be stucked on the
dummy side of the double door and the door won't open.
I took it apart and found the problem. There is a spring/hinge thingie that
is broken...here is a picture of where it should be:
If you look at the full size image I have drawn a red line where the hinge
used to be connected and now it is broken. I then took the hinge apart and
this is what it looks like:
Is there a replacement part for this? Is this a genetic part I can order?
I put everything back then took the entire mortise to a local locksmith and
described the problem to him and he said I need to replace the entire
mortise which will be a special order and $135.00. I said it is only a
hinge and he told me the mortise lock are made to be replaced in whole and
not in part and I should not even try to fix it if I take it apart I will
just "hurt" the internal mechanism. Really?
- posted 15 years ago